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hi, i was just looking around, and i saw a SEC, with an engine that had two black parts(look at the red arrow). One on each side of the engine. Mine is a 500SEC. is it supposed to be like tt? MRTINKET is urs like mine too?
 

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560's had air intake tubes on both sides, as well as post-1986 500's. Pre-1986 500's only had one.
 

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Would there be any way of incorporating 2 air intakes on my 380 and would there be much difference?
 

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joelsec - 4/6/2005 9:11 AM

hi, i was just looking around, and i saw a SEC, with an engine that had two black parts(look at the red arrow). One on each side of the engine. Mine is a 500SEC. is it supposed to be like tt? MRTINKET is urs like mine too?
Yes, my 1985 SEC has one hose, but I intend toi swap it for the dual snorkel 560 set-up. First, it can only help improve breathing and secondly, I think it looks cool. I was also thinking of changing all the hoses and fitting under the hood to aero quipt braided stainless encased hosing w/anodized polished connectors. All my muscle cars had these things done and the engine bays looked pretty exciting.
 

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Yes, the only purpose it sevres according to the WIS is perfomance improvement. Doesn't say how much, but every little bit helps! I've also found you can pick up a HP or two by adjusting your EHA a little bit richer then stock.

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Wow! great job jako! your engine bayy actually looks quite "loaded" hahah. Its like for me, when i drove my car to the fuel station to buy engine oil, all the pump atendents were looking at my car, and were sooo excited to seee the engine. And when i popped the hood, you could slowly see the excitement disappearing from their faces. I think urs would be cool! mines too empty. So what i did was got in. Step a little on the accelerator pedal, and on the engine, and tt got them quite amazed! hahah! small engine HUGE POWER!
 

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Full options,ABS,LSD,power sunroof, power seats, power windows, power seatbelts, Air pump seat locks, cruise control, dual climate control, tinted v-kool windows, Sony Amps, Blaupunkt Woodstock DAB 52 with digital radio, mp3,SDcard reader ,Blaupunkt 10 disc
Off topic-Sd card reader?Your unit can use the SD card?.
 

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I do the same thing to my 560's.. A can of Mother's and a good terrycloth towel.. 45-60 minutes later I have a Very sharp looking air box lid:)

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does chrome polish work?
 

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Never tried steel wool... I just make sure the top surface of the air cleaner is clean (usally wash it in the sink..) and then start polishing w/ a nice towel and polish..:)

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